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the compact structure can be suspended on any tree, offering an elevated sleeping spot to tired travelers. The post this portable treehouse trailer can be towed on a bike to provide shelter anywhere appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Following the reveal of its impressive 7-seat eVTOL jet back in March, Lilium has announced that the flight control systems and avionics for its futuristic air taxi will be provided by aerospace firm Honeywell. These systems will be tailored specifically for the design of Lilium's unique aircraft with its high number of small ducted fans, which is slated for launch in 2024.Continue ReadingCategor
Facebook Rights Manager, which helps creators protect unauthorized image use, has been gradually rolling out since it was announced last year. As part of that process, the system can now provide detailed insights to photographers into how photos are used, including unauthorized use.Image theft as well as unauthorized use — such as users sharing or repurposing content without approval —
Geologists have studied tiny pockets of fluids trapped inside diamonds to get a better understanding of how old humanity’s favorite rocks might be. In doing so, they identified three distinct periods of diamond formation in Africa over the past few billion years, with intriguing implications for our planet’s history.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Diamonds, Columbia University, Geology, Ea
the design contains two filters, eliminating over 99.999% of bacteria and parasites and over 99.9% of viruses from contaminated water. The post JERRY is a low-cost filter that fits onto jerry cans to provide safe drinking water appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
An ambitious new project led by Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) could provide Helsinki with a sustainable source of heat and double as an attractive location for Fins to escape the long harsh Nordic winter. Named Hot Heart, plans call for a series of manmade islands that will store thermal energy and use some of that heat to create a tropical paradise.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, Lifestyle
We all know that bats locate prey in the dark using echolocation, but … is that really all there is to it? Scientists decided to get more details on the animals' hunting process, by equipping them with tiny wearable computers.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Aarhus University, Sonar, Bats
Unlike us, many animals can see ultraviolet light. If you're using a video screen to study their visual perception, therefore, that screen really ought to work in the UV spectrum – and a new one does exactly that.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: University of Queensland, Ultraviolet, TV, Video, Vision, Animals
A research team led by John Nabelek, a professor in Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, has shown that it may be possible to use the songs of fin whales to produce seismic images of the Earth's oceanic crust.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Geology, Oregon State University, Whale, Seismic
For decades, scientists have sought to understand how the present-day starfish came to be. Newly analyzed fossils should help, as they represent a transitional step between the starfish and the family tree it branched off of.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: University of Cambridge, Fossils, Evolution is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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